Desktop I'm preparing a few icons

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  1. allan.nyholm, Jul 13, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2016

    allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2007
    Aalborg, Denmark

    So I've begun making a few app icons.

    A preview of ones done as 128x128 are shown in a preview in the attachment .

    I'll release them on dA ( in the coming days as I prepare a few more if I keep enjoying making them like I do now.

    Shout out to the old Proteus IM app icon creator for giving me inspiration.


  2. Sital macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2012
    New England
    I think they look good. My only suggestion would be to make your icons 1024x1024. With some apps you'll need to replace the .icns file in order for the icon to change/stay changed and these icon sets include sizes up to 1024x1024. 128x128 is too small for retina devices.

    If you meant you were just doing previews of your icons at 128x128 and the final icons will be bigger, than ignore all this. :)
  3. buttongerald macrumors regular


    Jan 29, 2016
    St. John's, Newfoundland
    These look great, really nice stuff. Could you see your way into doing a nice one of World of Warcraft? The icon Blizzard has is the same one from over a decade ago and it hasn't aged well.

    Also, I have been out of the customization loop on the mac since about 2011, when I briefly went back to Windows based machines. How does one properly modify OS and App icons now? I tried the old method the other day and it didn't work, and the app I used to ADORE, Candy Bar, is no longer maintained.
  4. allan.nyholm thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2007
    Aalborg, Denmark
    Thanks both.

    @Sital You're right in that I'll be scaling up.

    @buttongerald Louie Mantia has a nice WoW icon here: - in the top category. It's looking good.

    Changing system icons is done using LiteIcon from (my go to app) or IconBox(somewhat out of retirement - haven't used more recently myself)

    Note. That LiteIcon will give a heads up with regards to SIP on El Capitan. So turn that off or at least type in
    csrutil enable --without fs
    in the Terminal window of your recovery partition.

    I've more recently used this
    csrutil enable --without fs --without debug --without kext
    which allows also for XtraFinder to not complain and more.

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